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A couple years back I was contacted to look at a very strange problem.
The firm ran flash sales. An email goes out at noon, the website traffic explodes for a couple of hours, then settles back down to a trickle.
Of course you might imagine where this is going. During that peak, the MySQL database was brought to its knees. I was asked to do analysis during this peak load, and identify and fix problems. Make it go faster, please!
First day on the job I’m working with a team of outsourced DBAs. I was also working[Read more...]